While we’ve learnt the art of face-slimming, thanks to contouring, how do we conceal the other problem areas of our bodies? Does this question often bother you when you want to wear a cute, strappy top or a sexy LBD? Well, in that case, we have some good (actually, great) news for you. Unleash your inner Priyanka Chopra and look hotter than the tropics with… body contouring!
No, you don’t really have to hit the gym or refuse that piece of chocolate cake to look slimmer. Makeup can do the trick for you! If you’ve ever envied Malaika Arora’s toned AF legs or Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s oh-so-sexy collarbones, then here’s the secret you ever wanted to know. Read on to know all about body contouring.
- Fake toned arms in a flash
- Flaunt a swan-like neck
- Leaner legs in a jiffy
- Collarbone contouring is a thing
Fake toned arms in a flash
All you need is a waterproof matte bronzer and a shimmer highlighter to make your arms look more defined. Go in with a matte bronzer and apply it on the underside of your arm, from your elbow all the way to the armpit. The matte formula will absorb light and make the area look smaller. Next, to make your biceps and shoulder muscles look more defined, apply shimmer highlighter on the hollow between your biceps and triceps all the way to your shoulder. Voila!
Flaunt a swan-like neck
Who doesn’t like a slimmer neck? Well, you’ll be happy to know that a contouring trick can help you flaunt a sexy, swan-like neck in a jiffy. To master this trick, start by highlighting the centre of your neck in vertical upward and inward strokes. Work the same technique on the front as well as the back of the neck. After highlighter, reach for a contouring stick and contour the outer area in a shade that is darker than your skin tone. Blend well to achieve the desired look. This sneaky contouring trick can help you show off a messy top-knot or a classic updo on off-shoulder blouses and tops.
Leaner legs in a jiffy
Want to flaunt leaner, longer and toned legs in a stunning high-slit dress? With strategic layers of bronzer and highlighter, you can totally fake it, girl! First, exfoliate your skin either with a scrub or simply by using the dry brushing method. Follow it up with a moisturiser so that your skin looks smooth and glowing. Then, comes the contouring part. Strategically apply bronzer to the centre of the thighs, down the shins and around the calf muscle. Layer it with a small amount of highlighter or shimmer. You will notice that your legs not only look smoother and hydrated but also longer, leaner and toned. Try the leg contouring trick only if you’re wearing short dresses or slit gowns, or else, you’ll have the product rub off on your clothes.
Collarbone contouring is a thing
Ever noticed how celebrities like Alia Bhatt and Anushka Sharma have such sharp and defined collarbones? It is all thanks to contouring! To contour your collarbone like a pro, start by applying a thin layer of a tinted or luminous BB cream all over your neck and collarbones. Next, reach for your regular face highlighter and go over with it on top of your collarbones and around the hollow in your neck. Lastly, layer it with a few strokes of bronzer, and blend it all in. This will make your collarbones pop and add more definition to your look.
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Written by Fatema Habib on Dec 20, 2019